The Wolf Path

It s a 104 degree day in Albuquerque when attorney sleuth Neil Hamel gets a call asking her to go to southern New Mexico to help a wolf advocate who calls himself Juan Sololobo Juan, who attracts trouble wherever he goes, is visiting the town of Soledad to give an educational program featuring his timber wolf, Sirius After someone lets Sirius out of his pen, a federal ofIt s a 104 degree day in Albuquerque when attorney sleuth Neil Hamel gets a call asking her to go to southern New Mexico to help a wolf advocate who calls himself Juan Sololobo Juan, who attracts trouble wherever he goes, is visiting the town of Soledad to give an educational program featuring his timber wolf, Sirius After someone lets Sirius out of his pen, a federal official is murdered and Juan becomes the prime suspect As Neil defends him she finds herself immersed in a deadly conflict between ranchers and environmentalists over wolf reintroduction The Wolf Path is Judith Van Gieson s fourth Neil Hamel mystery Since it was first published to critical acclaim in 1992, Mexican gray wolves have been reintroduced to the Southwest, and there are now several packs free ranging in Arizona and New Mexico Wolf advocate Bobbie Holaday, the founder of Preserve Arizona s Wolves PAWS , updates this edition with an introduction summarizing the progress that has been made Van Gieson has published eight mysteries featuring Neil Hamel and five with University of New Mexico librarian Claire Reynier.
The Wolf Path It s a degree day in Albuquerque when attorney sleuth Neil Hamel gets a call asking her to go to southern New Mexico to help a wolf advocate who calls himself Juan Sololobo Juan who attracts trou

  • Title: The Wolf Path
  • Author: Judith Van Gieson
  • ISBN: 9780977416110
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. THE WOLF PATH - PoorVanGieson, Judith - 4th in seriesAlbuquerque lawyer Neil Hamel usually finds herself embroiled in environmental issues that erupt into murder. And this time--when the wolf that Juan Sololobo uses as part of his education campaign to reintroduce the endangered species to New Mexico is stealthily removed from its cage--Neil has her hands full: angry ranchers screaming that they'll kill the wolf before it decimates their herds; local trackers eager to pinpoint it for rich, jaded [...]

    2. This mystery was very well written in general. In specific, I felt a bit preached to on the subject of wolf reintroduction. And the finale, pushed and pulled around a bit too much for my taste, suddenly had enough Spanish words that I regretted not being near a babblefish.This is the edition I have read. I am glad a later edition has an update on what has been happening on lobo in the southwest US.

    3. Not bad, but not exceptional. I would give it 3.5 stars if I could. Lawyer must help an activist who is suspected of murder. The activist wants to reintroduce wolves to the White Sands area, a move much disliked by local ranchers. At the beginning of the book a reviewer likens VanGieson to Sue Grafton; not even close, an insult to Grafton and unfair to VanGieson. Recommended to people who like low-level mysteries.

    4. A good mystery while raising environmental awareness painlessly. Great writing to boot, and unforgettable lines like "having a Magnum staring at you helps you keep your thoughts to yourself." Which is very hard for Neil Hamel to do. Read it.

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